A short written sermon for Eid al-Fitr (2020) – written during the COVID lockdown for those families praying at home.
It is incumbent upon every Muslim to seek knowledge and learn, more so before a particular act of worship is obligated upon him. Below is a concise summary of the basic rulings of Zakaat Al-Fitr.
On this blessed occasion, I would like to remind my Muslim brothers and sisters of some manners and Prophetic recommendation of Eid, as well as clarifying some innovations and sins that occur.
[Regarding] bathing on the day of ‘Eed al-Adh.haa and ‘Eed al-Fitr, [then] there is nothing firm established about it; And the ahaadeeth in the Sunan of Ibn Maajah are weak.
The noble Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saaleh al-Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling of transferring Zakaat al-Fitr from its place of obligation?